Home Schooling

Dancing on Ice star Myleene Klass struggling to balance homeschooling with rehearsals

Myleene Klass confessed it’s difficult juggling homeschooling with Dancing on Ice practice.

She’s the proud mum to Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, from her first marriage to Graham Quinn as well as her first son Apollo with her new fiancé Simon Motson.

However, her family life has been “a lot” as Myleene explained her children have been asking her about fronted adverbials and fractions during homeschooling.

But the mother, 42, admitted she would much rather master a hard manoeuvre on the ice for skating practice than take on fractions.

She told The Mirror: “Family life at the moment is a lot. My children are asking me about fronted adverbials, my daughter is doing fractions, which literally I would rather go on the ice and do a head banger than take on fractions!

Myleene Klass admits struggling to balance homeschooling with Dancing on Ice

“The show couldn’t have come at a better time. The light relief it provides, my kids get excited, they want to see the costumes, they want to know what everyone else is dancing to, everybody just needs the pressure turned down a little bit and if that’s what Dancing On Ice does then I’ll make a t*t of myself on the ice!

“People want to smile, I want to smile, I just want to be entertained – I want to see glitter and people spinning around and overcoming new challenges.”

Luckily for Myleene, she’s not the only mum on Dancing on Ice facing the challenge.

Dancing on Ice’s presenter Holly Willoughby has also been balancing homeschooling with her TV work.

Myleene Klass posing with the kids
However, her family life has been “a lot” as Myleene explained her children have been asking her about fronted adverbials and fractions during homeschooling

Myleene gushed over “awesome” and “lovely” Holly for cheering her on behind the scenes as the “underdog” on the show.

She added: “Holly is so lovely and she’s a mum so she’s just being really nice cheering for the underdog. It’s what us mums we do, we just say ‘you can do it, you can do it.’

“Holly is awesome, she is really awesome – she probably felt for me under all the home schooling mum conditions that are going on at the minute.”

Myleene has been skating with her partner Lukasz Rozycki on Dancing on Ice.

It’s the third national lockdown in the UK since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe.

Myleene Klass with the kids
She’s the proud mum to Ava, 13, and Hero, nine, from her first marriage to Graham Quinn as well as her first son Apollo with her new fiancé Simon Motson

In the first lockdown, Myleene offered free music homeschooling on YouTube which she dubbed “Myleene’s Music Klass”.

It won’t come as a surprise to those who knew the star was a music teacher before she had a taste for fame.

Myleene has a glorious musical background, having been thrown into the limelight on Popstars in 2001.

She was a member of pop band Hear’Say and she’s a pianist.

Holly Willoughby on Dancing On Ice
Holly Willoughby has been offering Myleene support behind the scenes

At the time, Myleene opened up about her free classes and what people could hope to take away from them.

“I’m teaching music without instruments, because I don’t want to mess with techniques people are being taught by other teachers, and I also want to appeal to people who may not have their own instruments,” she told Classic FM.

“My first lesson was on rhythms, so I got everyone to start by tapping out their names, and all the videos that came back were incredible.”

She added: “It’s for people of all abilities. The reason I haven’t aimed it at certain ages is because you get five-year-old geniuses, and 52-year-old people saying ‘I’m sitting at home now, and I’d like to learn’.”